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World Anti-Doping Agency may increase athletics drugs bans if research into steroids longevity proves correct.
Chile's supreme court halts work on a gold and copper mine owned by the Canadian conglomerate, Goldcorp, until indigenous communities are consulted.
A vivid pink diamond has broken a new record at auction after it sold for $17.8m (£11.07m) at Sotheby's in Hong Kong.
The ECB deny that a leaked document is a dossier on Kevin Pietersen's behaviour during last winter's Ashes.
The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for global economic growth for both this year and next.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in The Hague to appear at the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity.
The family of Marussia driver Jules Bianchi have issued an update on his condition after he suffered severe head injuries at the Japanese GP.
Industry sources tell BBC Scotland that First Group is set to lose the franchise to operate ScotRail services.
Four men are arrested in London as part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism, police say.
The prime minister rules out any major changes to the way the Welsh government is funded from Westminster, in the wake of the Scottish referendum.
Acts including Pharrell Williams, Sir Elton John and One Direction launch the BBC's new music initiative with a simultaneous broadcast across TV and radio.
Malawi jails its first senior official for the so-called "Cashgate" affair - the worst financial scandal in the country's history.